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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:12 PM
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BMW, the world’s largest luxury-car maker, aims to grab market share this year backed by the overhauled X3 SUV, which is 3 inches longer and 1 inch wider to appeal more to U.S. drivers. The Munich-based company has a four-month order backlog, forcing some customers to wait as long as half a year for the $36,750 SUV, Chief Executive Officer Norbert Reithofer said May 4.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...xury-lead.html
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:58 AM
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I guess I should have asked the question in the OP:

For those who have ordered recently, what are you being told is the lead time for receiving your car?

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Old 05-07-2011, 10:33 AM
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Ordered April 15 in Vancouver, told June production, July delivery. The production week hasn't yet been provided.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:51 AM
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I ordered April 15, it's already produced and on it's way! I am expecting 3rd week of May for delivery! I think my dealer pulled some strings though because I was promised may 16 for production date originally
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:29 AM
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This is a comment made by a worldwide CEO that is referencing the entire supply line at Greenville and the commitments for the car..It does not mean that each and every dealer is sold out,just that the production slots are committed to by the worldwide dealer network. Still a great sign to a new intro.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:00 PM
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Ordered April 20. My dealer had an allocation for May delivery. Production completed this week. Wanted to do the Performance Center Delivery which was booked up until June, so not getting my car until early June.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:58 PM
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I ordered on April 21. It will go into production next week or the week after with delivery around the end of May.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:18 PM
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I ordred my car April 17th, and got it May 2nd. I thought that was really fast.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:50 PM
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Thanks for the replies!

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Old 05-07-2011, 09:31 PM
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Americans are getting the X3s in good time, compared to Europe. Germany and the UK are waiting till the end of the year at this point.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:09 PM
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If you didn't order nav then you will have a wait. The sales manager at my local dealer confirmed that May production and forward will have nav as a mandatory option.

All I know is BMW better not start offering a credit towards nav like on the 5 series or I will be cheesed off.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:22 PM
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My '08 X5 comes off lease in August, so I'm trying to figure out when I should start shopping around and then put in the order.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:42 AM
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it's a new model, highly in demand...hence the delivery time is considerable.
Note that the delivery time for NA is extremely shorter compared to Europe as everyone mentioned here , it is built in South Carolina.

Also do not forget the old policy of BMW that says: "If you want a BMW, you have to wait for it..." Not sure if that's applicable anymore with today's challenges in earning marketshare...
But I ordered mine last day of March. This week (week 19) is its production week and the delivery was scheduled for end of May. So I'm looking at a 2 months timeframe from A-Z.

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:16 AM
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it's a new model, highly in demand...hence the delivery time is considerable.
Note that the delivery time for NA is extremely shorter compared to Europe as everyone mentioned here , it is built in South Carolina.
Fixed.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:38 AM
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Fixed.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:38 PM
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Short supply usually means dealers salivating over close to MSRP deals. Or even worse the dreaded "ADP" stickers!
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:35 PM
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I just got a Week 22 Production! There's not much left in SoCal, that's one of the earlier ones left
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:29 PM
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I just got a Week 22 Production! There's not much left in SoCal, that's one of the earlier ones left
Did you get a production number, or just the production week?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:03 PM
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Got the production number alongside the vehicle inquiry form =)
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:45 PM
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btw is the vehicle inquiry form supposed to have a production week/date anywhere?
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:00 PM
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I ordered April 15, and was originally told June production, but I just found out my X3 was produced week 19. The CA says it will be here (Vancouver) at the end of May.

Guess the 4 month backlog doesn't apply to us.

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Old 05-18-2011, 01:15 PM
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I ordered April 15, and was originally told June production, but I just found out my X3 was produced week 19. The CA says it will be here (Vancouver) at the end of May.

Guess the 4 month backlog doesn't apply to us.

Sounds a bit optimistic to me, I ordered Mar 21, had an second week of April build, and am still waiting. Allegedly, the car is sitting at the Vanc Auto Port, which has some labour troubles (so I am told). Dealer cannot seem to find out very much at this point. Once the car is released to the carriers. dealer does not get much info.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:07 PM
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Ordered 05/06/2011 and CA called me yesterday and it is in transit to Pa. Should have it by the weekend.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:26 PM
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Sounds a bit optimistic to me, I ordered Mar 21, had an second week of April build, and am still waiting. Allegedly, the car is sitting at the Vanc Auto Port, which has some labour troubles (so I am told). Dealer cannot seem to find out very much at this point. Once the car is released to the carriers. dealer does not get much info.
My production completed May 10, Rail car TTGX941083 departed for Vancouver May 12, estimated arrival date May 27. From reading the forums it looks like many Canadian cars were completed around May 10th - they probably scheduled them together. I probably lucked out with just making a rail car filled for Western Canada. Also my 28i had navigation but no power tail gate, which met production criteria. I asked my CA about delays from labor troubles and she told me their vehicles have been arriving on time.

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Old 05-21-2011, 02:24 PM
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ordered may 15 and told july production delivery will be in Mid August... It is truely a long wait...
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